Season Six – Episode 10 – Tennille and Lydia Corbett

YXE Underground’s Season Six finale features Tennille and Lydia Corbett who have written a mother-daughter memoir entitled, ‘(Un)Remarkable: How Cancer and Depression Intertwined Our Stories of Grief and Hope.’ It tells the story of Tennille’s cancer diagnosis in 2023 from Tenille and Lydia’s perspectives. Host Eric Anderson discovers how writing this memoir brought Tennille and Lydia closer together, and at times apart, in this episode of YXE Underground.

 

YXE Underground’s Season Six finale features Tennille and Lydia Corbett who have written a mother-daughter memoir entitled, ‘(Un)Remarkable: How Cancer and Depression Intertwined Our Stories of Grief and Hope.’ It tells the story of Tennille’s cancer diagnosis in 2023 from Tenille and Lydia’s perspectives. Host Eric Anderson discovers how writing this memoir brought Tennille and Lydia closer together, and at times apart, in this episode of YXE Underground.

YXE Underground’s Season Six finale features Tennille and Lydia Corbett who have written a mother-daughter memoir entitled, ‘(Un)Remarkable: How Cancer and Depression Intertwined Our Stories of Grief and Hope.’ It tells the story of Tennille’s cancer diagnosis in 2023 from Tenille and Lydia’s perspectives. Host Eric Anderson discovers how writing this memoir brought Tennille and Lydia closer together, and at times apart, in this episode of YXE Underground.

I think it takes a lot of courage for anyone to share the challenges, traumas and uncertainties in their life with the rest of the world. What Tennille and Lydia are doing with their mother-daughter memoir, ‘(Un)Remarkable: How Cancer and Depression Intertwined Our Stories of Grief and Hope’ is worth celebrating. 

The first time I met Tennille Corbett was in May of 2023 in the Tommy Douglas Collegiate theatre in Saskatoon. She was in the audience, sitting in a special wheelchair called a Broda Chair, about to watch her daughter, Lydia, perform in the school’s production of Mamma Mia. Lydia was the lead in the musical and there was no way Tennille was going to miss this show.

A few weeks earlier, Tennille had been diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometrial cancer and quickly had surgery. The diagnosis sent her on a life-changing path many in our community have travelled in regards to cancer. 

It forced Tennille to take a leave from work as she underwent treatment, which meant she had a lot more time with her husband, Shane, her son Aidan, their dog, Remmy, and of course, Lydia. What was she going to do with all of this time?

Write a book of course! This wouldn’t be just any type of book. Tennille wanted to write a mother-daughter memoir as she noticed there were very few book like this on the market. 

I spoke with Tennille and Lydia in the attic of their home which has been converted into a beautiful space where Tennille writes and soon will be starting her own podcast. I really wanted to know how they were able to make this book happen and so we drill down pretty deep into the process. It’s through this process that you will discover how hard but rewarding writing this book was for Tennille and Lydia. 

This is the Season Six finale of the podcast and I want to thank you for your continued support of all things YXE Underground. Whether you’re listening to and sharing episodes, buying shirts and dog bandanas to raise money for local charities, or leaving reviews of episodes, your support means so much to me. I think we’ve managed to created a really vibrant little community around this podcast and that’s just amazing in my opinion…so thank you!!

I will have a few bonus episodes dropping throughout the summer but mostly I’ll be gathering interviews for next season. As always, if you know of someone or perhaps an organization, which is doing great things in our community but is flying under the radar, let me know. Send me an email: ericandersonyxe@gmail.com or reach out through social media or my website.

Have a wonderful summer and we’ll talk soon!

Cheers…Eric 

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